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"October, the golden month, when Nature having reaped a wonder harvest of beauty, wastes it like a spendthriftfor our joy! What hostess can fail of success in entertaining this month when there are autumn leaves, flowers, i1/2golden glorious, and vines flushing with crimson, to bedeck the table?"-- The Housekeeper, October 1910For late-October revelers, Halloween has tradi"October, the golden month, when Nature having reaped a wonder harvest of beauty, wastes it like a spendthriftfor our joy! What hostess can fail of success in entertaining this month when there are autumn leaves, flowers, i1/2golden glorious, and vines flushing with crimson, to bedeck the table?"-- The Housekeeper, October 1910For late-October revelers, Halloween has traditionally been filled with surprise. Contemporary readers, though, might be amazed to discover how vastly different this popular holiday was celebrated in America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Halloween observances staged during the years between late 1870 and early 1930--a period often referred to the holiday's 'Golden Age'--routinely boasted decorations gleaned from nature, clever home-made party favors, winsome (not gruesome) masquerade attire, and intriguing old, old-fashioned games that were often designed to divine the identity of one's future mate.Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration of Fun, Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past offers a fascinating glimpse at material from a vast assortment of the vintage party guides and larger-than-the-size magazines that guided intrepid hostesses in their quests to stage parties worthy of the holiday's reputation for mystery and fun. Filled with illustrations of vintage photographs and mementos, this book pays splendid tribute to the imaginative festivities ofyesteryear....

Title : Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration of Fun, Food, and Frolics from Halloweens Past
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ISBN : 9781589801134
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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  • Grace
    2019-02-18 17:57

    An excellent account of the Golden Age of Halloween. It really opened my eyes to the wider, more charming aspect of the holiday as it used to be celebrated, rather than as it is celebrated now. I had read about Halloween's origins, of course, and I'm living its present, but I hadn't heard or known much about its Golden Age (from the late 1900s up to World War I) and how it was celebrated then.Really great book, highly recommended. I don't want to return it to the library! :)

  • Jay Cook
    2019-02-01 10:43

    Really the best book on how we used to celebrate Halloween.

  • Hilary
    2019-02-02 13:59

    This is an awesome book, especially if you love Halloween. It is so interesting to see the pictures and read the poems, directions, etc from days of Halloween past. I loved it!